Found a stone's throw from London's only functioning meat market, Bird of Smithfield is set over 5 floors of stunningly-restored Georgian townhouses. Head chef Alan Bird brings comes to Bird of Smithfield restaurant after spending 15 years heading the kitchen at The Ivy, serving up an all-day menu of British cuisine with contemporary twists. Timeless interior design sees the space decked out in Harris Tweed and herringbone fabrics, set against a muted backdrop.
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Bird Of Smithfield
26 Smithfield StreetThe CityLondonEC1A 9LB
- +44 (0)20 7559 5100
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
Love this place. The food, from Alan Bird and his team, is delicious. As are the cocktails etc! And I, someone who is careful with my money, think the prices are reasonable, and completely justifiable. Alan is visible and chatty, and I've not had one experience there where the staff have not been smiley, friendly, happy etc. It's like visiting friends. I often wander round this area (where I...more
I booked a table in the much posher downstairs dining room on Saturday but given the warm weather, we wanted to be outside (and lighter food). In short order we were transferred upstairs to the terrace.
Our table wasn't wiped down and after we were seated we had to ask for it to be relieved of its remnant crumbs and stickiness. That was a little lame.
The brunch menu has a lot of what you...more
I had a lovely meal at Bird of Smithfield. I've heard from other Yelpers that the service wasn't so great, but I think they've gotten that kink out because I had absolutely no complaints. This restaurant has multiple levels along with a rooftop terrace.
The Hand Dived Scallops were delicious. The carrot and coriander really made a nice complement. The problem with scallops is that they never...more
We weren't sure if the wine was self serve or not, because it took them AGES to bring it by, and we were sitting RIGHT BY THE BAR, RIGHT OPPOSITE THE WINE FRIDGE. And we didn't order any other drinks, as there was already table water. So I don't understand. It put a bit of a damper on the meal. Probably not the best impression on 6 very opinionated people on food.
The food was lovely, but...more
When you're a new restaurant in London, especially a higher-class, semi-expensive restaurant, fighting all the other higher-class, semi-expensive restaurants in London, you've got to be at the top of your game. You've got some nice buzz going with your opening and you want to shine to keep it going, to get people talking about you, to bring people back.
Last night, we tried the new Bird of...more